I have 3 saltwater tanks and I think it is time to setup a planted tank. I have a few size options for my first tank. I could do a 20gallon long, a 2.5gallon, a 10gallon( I see these are very popular), or a very old acrylic HEX tank approx 3-5 gallons. The 2.5 is the only tank I would already have lighting for, 2 13watt pc's. I wanted to know what the best size tank to start would be, in all of your opinions. Costs would be a factor but I dont think that these sizes would pose any HUGE cost differences, does anyone think otherwise? I wanted to plant fairly heavily and have a few fish but not to many if the tank could not hold them.
I do not want to use CO2 tanks, but I have no problems with using DIY methods.
Oh, and I really only wanted to use HOB filters. Does this pose any problems?
Thanks for any input you guys could give.
BTW the 2.5 is an old salt tank. As far as I knew this would cause no problems if thoroughly cleaned.
I hope this post was remotely coherent, its like 3:30...